Dylan John Thomas is shaping up to be Scotland’s next major breakthrough artist, as evidenced by airplay that spans Radio 1, BBC Introducing, 6 Music and Radio X, as well as a rush of tastemaker approval, and a flair for winning over audiences from sold-out headline shows to major support slots and big festivals. His inspiring journey now continues as he shares the new single ‘What a Shame’.

The jaunty, singalong indie-folk of ‘What a Shame’ possesses a bright, energising vibe which initially masks its meaning. Dylan takes aim at the “fake tears” and the “show of emotion by the graveside” of someone who sounds like they’re to blame for the death that is now being mourned. Like recently released singles from the forthcoming EP ‘If I Didn’t Laugh’ and ‘Fever’, 'What a Shame' shows that Dylan can tell stories from an unique perspective in a way that immediately gets under your skin. Dylan wrote ‘What a Shame’, and produced and mixed the track with Rich Turvey (Blossoms, Courteneers).

‘What a Shame’, ‘If I Didn’t Laugh’ and ‘Fever’ will all feature on ‘Dylan John Thomas - EP2’.